Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor


Info Management February 6, 2002

Fonix and parvus to deliver embedded speech recognition applications

Salt Lake City, Utah — Fonix Corp. and parvus Corp. announced January 31 the signing of a collaborative agreement to promote mutual opportunities for implementing voice recognition technologies in embedded computer systems.

By Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor
Mechatronics and Motion Control February 6, 2002

Study shows growth ahead for discrete industries automation products

Dedham, Mass. - The worldwide market for automation products and services for discrete industries, nearly $25 billion in 2001, is expected to grow at a healthy compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9 percent over the next five years, reaching over $36 billion, according to a new ARC Advisory Group study.

By Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor
PID, APC February 5, 2002

ei3 to streamline product changeovers for automated process lines

Montvale, N.J. - ei3 Corp., a provider of online engineering and Web-enabled applications that maximize manufacturing productivity, announced January 30 SiteSetpoint, a new Web-enabled service that speeds product changeovers on automated process lines with digital electronic controls, that the company says eliminates the need for SCADA software on the plant floor.

By Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor
HMI, OI February 5, 2002

National Instruments among Fortune top employers for third consecutive year

Austin, Tex. — For the third year running, National Instruments (NI) is among the 100 best companies to work for according to Fortune magazine, which releases its fifth annual list of top employers in its Feb. 4, 2002 issue.

By Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor
Info Management February 4, 2002

Rockwell Automation to acquire manufacturing information systems company

Milwaukee, Wis. - Rockwell Automation announced January 31 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Propack Data GmbH, a supplier of manufacturing information systems for the pharmaceutical and other regulated industries based in Karlsruhe, Germany.

By Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor
Edge and Cloud Computing February 1, 2002

Metrowerks eases development of Net Services Applications

Austin, Tex. - A new development tool kit from Metrowerks allows developers of Net services software applications to quickly and easily create Novell NetWare applications, NetWare Loadable Modules (NLMs) and device drivers using the popular CodeWarrior Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and tool set.

By Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor
Ethernet January 31, 2002

NetSilicon provides FOUNDATION Fieldbus interface to Foxboro

Waltham, Mass. - Increasing user benefits and product reliability, the Foxboro Co. (an Invensys company), a developer of real-time industrial automation systems, selected NetSilicon's NET+Works to supply Ethernet connectivity to an enhanced network interface for Foxboro's I/A Series intelligent automation systems.

By Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor
Diagnostics, Asset Management January 31, 2002 delivers C/C++ tools for Linux

New York, N.Y. - Linux World Conference and Expo, January 29, 2002 - made a fully functional C and C++ Integrated Development Environment available for evaluation with the eclipse platform on Linux workstations.

By Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor
January 30, 2002

Digi International announces early termination of HSR waiting period for proposed merger with NetSilicon

Minneapolis, Minn. - Digi International Inc. announced January 28, 2002 that the Federal Trade Commission granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 in connection with the proposed merger with NetSilicon Inc.

By Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor
HMI, OI January 29, 2002

Wonderware supports Microsoft Windows XP

Irvine, Calif. - Wonderware, a unit of the Invensys Software Systems (ISS) group of Invensys plc, announced January 25 that the company's flagship product, InTouch, now fully supports the Professional version of Microsoft's new Windows XP desktop operating system.

By Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor
All Articles